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year when abbas launched his bid for recognition of a palestinian state at the united nations. once it was obvious the attempt was doomed to failure, a sense of resignation took hold of the local people. we take a closer look now at life in the palestinian territories. >> bustling as always, but people here are losing hope. a minor economic upturn came and went, and the palestinian authorities -- authority's coffers are empty. >> there will be more protests soon. the situation has become intolerable. the palestinian government should do something for us. palestinians are weary and have no real opportunities. and the territories depend on international aid. their own economy is stifled by israeli sanctions, and there is little chance of growth. the lack of political progress frustrates palestinians. hopes were dashed last september when the united nations refused to give them full statehood. >> we are trying to bring hope that, trying to tell our people that the dream to have a palestinian state is still possible, and that is why we are going to the united nations. hopefully, once ou
will be against israel and the united states. there were some side blows, but i would say for the state usually is in, he was kind of mild. he wants to establish a new world order that he is suggesting with all countries being equal, everybody living in peace and harmony -- that is at least what he said, but if you go into details, it does not make much sense. >> the egyptian president also took to the podium today, saying he opposes military intervention in syria. how was his speech received? >> it was very well-received, and it was a very well structured speech. it was a historic moment. first democratically elected civilian president of egypt speaking in front of the general assembly. he touched upon all the important topics, including syria, but what might have come as a surprise to some was that his most important topic is priority topic, was one that was more or less neglected this year as opposed to last year, which was the palestinian problem. he said that was the most pressing problem in the world. criticized israel without mentioning it, that they oppose the foundation of a palestinia
that i have today? that is my vision. but we will not get that if we split into 27 individual units. we need a strong, unified political union. >> the world of tomorrow is not 198 member states, nation states. a number of big nations and empires. china, india, brazil, the u.s., japan. if we want to play a role in the new world order, it is only by creating a federal union. >> many in the european parliament believe the current crisis will be a catalyst for change. instead of the eu breaking apart, they want it to grow closer together -- a more integrated, a political union. >> the crisis has put europe on the spot. revealing flaws in the union and questions about its future stability. what does europe's younger generation make of it all? what does europe mean to them? >> here are some opinions we heard on the streets of madrid, brussels, and berlin. >> ♪ berlin berlin >> europe is my home. it is an opportunity to be part of many different cultures in a single region. >> peace. >> for me, it means a lot. i am a student and i realize that after i'm finished, i can travel in any part of
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